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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Pink Mist'

Arum lily

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Neil Holmes
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Plant details

An exquisite South African perennial for the edge of a pond, which is best planted in an aquatic basket and gently lowered into water about 23cm deep. In spring it produces a mass of large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves up to 45cm long, and from the end of spring to the middle of summer it has showy, pure white flowers. In winter it needs a minimum temperature of 100C, and therefore needs to be given a protective covering, or the basket can be lifted and put in a sheltered outdoor place in a tray of water so that it does not dry out.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Zantedeschia

Species: aethiopica

Cultivar: Pink Mist

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: September to October


Reader reviews

prentonboy

I have grown this plant 'Flame' for the first time this year and it has done really well. I have grown it in a pot placed in another pot without drainage so it has virtually been stood in water all the time. It is just beginning to look the worst for wear and I am wondering what to do with it now.

Does it die down over winter?
Will I have to move it indoors and if so should I keep it standing in water?


shirlmidd

I have a wonderful specimen in the garden & want to possibly divide it.
This article has given me an idea what to do with it!


oldie

at what depth are they planted



foxcottage

I have a beautiful arum lily which has flowered all through this bizarre summer..it had a space of 2 weeks when i thought it had finally stopped in late September.
However 2 weeks ago another flower appeared with 3 full white petals..!!
It had two yellow centres fused together with 2 white petals opposite each other and one petal just underneath them...
Is this usual or just a quirk of this wierd weather down here in Kent? I don't feed it just the occasional water..Any thoughts..?


foxcottage

I have another flower opened yesterday..15 October...with a
beautiful and very strange...!


foxcottage

I have a beautiful arum lily which has flowered all through this bizarre summer..it had a space of 2 weeks when i thought it had finally stopped in late September.
However 2 weeks ago another flower appeared with 3 full white petals..!!
It had two yellow centres fused together with 2 white petals opposite each other and one petal just underneath them...
Is this usual or just a quirk of this wierd weather down here in Kent? I don't feed it just the occasional water..Any thoughts..?


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